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Findlay Market

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Findlay Market's masonry tower today, north façade

Findlay Market is my favorite place to find quality foods at unbelievably reasonable prices in Cincinnati, and it is also a mainstay in my (somewhat former) Cincinnati shopping routine. Beginning at  the age of four my mom took me to the market early on Saturday mornings to shop for produce and flowers and, before I moved to NYC, I lived just up the hill from the Market and would go down to shop about once every week or two, although I always felt I should have gone more often.

During my most recent visit to Cincinnati, I noticed the market had attracted Churchill’s Tea Room which was previously located at the 4th Street entrance of Carew Tower in the downtown business district. When I stopped in to visit Churchill’s new location in its new northwest side store front, proprietor Kathleen Kern mentioned how the Findlay Market community is noticeably more relaxed than the downtown mid-day lunch and shopping crowd. She also praised the ease and thrift of shopping at the market on a regular basis, comparing the cost of a great Findlay seafood dinner for six (under $10 for all fresh ingredients) versus a Chinese carry out meal that cost almost $60.

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Written by Sarah Froelich

January 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm